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New Procedure Helps Achilles Tendon Heal Faster

Sports medicine surgeons design a new way to suture injury

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) March 2015 – From elite athletes to weekend warriors, more than 250,000 Achilles tendon injuries occur every year in the United States, according to The Bone & Joint Journal. Despite the fact that the Achilles is the strongest and thickest connective tissue in the body, it’s also one of the most vulnerable to injury. That is why Dr. Timothy Miller, a sports medicine expert at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has developed a new surgical technique to repair torn Achilles tendons.

 

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Luc Lecavalier, PhD

Luc Lecavalier, PhD

Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Program Director, Child Behavior Support, The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to:

  • Cardiologist, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

    Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Cardiovascular medicine
    • Echocardiography
    • Nuclear medicine
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Hands-Only CPR Could Save Hundreds Of Thousands

Most bystanders hesitate to help, simpler CPR could change that

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) February 2015 – More than a thousand times a day someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital in this country, and most of the bystanders who witness it say they feel powerless to help.  Unfortunately, that ends up costing nearly 400,000 people their lives each year.

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